dance performance
photo by William Frederking

ABOUT THE GRANT

  • $20,150 to support Clutch (MAP 2017)
  • $4,499 to general operating support for Links Hall

ABOUT THE PROJECT

Liberation.

Through years of experimenting and analyzing oppression as it lives in the body, Darrell Jones excavates how individuals accumulate identity and mirror culture through movement. Jones plans to develop a live art experience that guides participants to resist oppressive corporeal constructs and, in brief transcendent moments, experience consciousness entirely without them.

Jones’ work Clutch responds meaningfully to the need to build interpersonal empathetic bridges. In this liminal space, he will engage a powerful question about the ontological reality of oppression. Can we transcend oppressive structures through movement? And can we help one another to find restorative moments of liberation?


LEAD ARTIST

Darrell Jones